New “Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom Patch” Removes Item Duplication Glitches

A new update to Nintendo’s popular title, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, released today, upgrading the game to Version 1.1.2. Official patch notes published by Nintendo refer only to a few specific changes, such as improving a known issue where audio would play too loudly in certain sections of the game. The brief patch notes stated primarily that “Several issues have been addressed to improve the gameplay experience.” However, some players were disappointed to realize that the update removed several glitches they had been using to duplicate in-game items.

Duplication glitches removed by the patch include one where Link could copy items while shield-jumping, one involving copying items while using the paraglider, and one where items could be attached to arrows and then dropped on the ground to spawn multiple copies. Because so many duplication glitches were discovered for this game, and more are being found every day, it has not yet been confirmed if every available glitch has been removed at this time. It has also not been confirmed if other glitches, such as the ability to “smuggle” the unbreakable Master Sword from the game’s opening sequence into a later save, have been disabled as of Version 1.1.2.

Players who wish to continue using item duplication glitches in Tears of the Kingdom are advised to turn off auto-updates and keep their game in Version 1.1.1, where all known glitches continue to function. Another available option is for players to duplicate valuable items of their choice (such as diamonds, Zonai charges, powerful monster parts, and more) and only then update the game. The duplicated items will remain after the game has been updated, and players can then fuse them to weapons or sell them for large numbers of Rupees.

It is likely that dedicated Tears of the Kingdom players will continue to search for glitches that have not been patched out. Future updates by Nintendo may remove those as well, but it remains to be seen when and if that will happen. In the mean time, Tears of the Kingdom continues to top global sales charts and break records set by previous Nintendo titles, including predecessor The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It has also quickly become one of the highest-reviewed games of 2023, boasting multiple scores of 10/10 from various journalism sites.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is currently available for the Nintendo Switch.

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